The philosophy of the Napa Wine Company winemaking program is - let the vineyard do the talking. According to Winemaker Randy Mason, 'We strive to allow the varietal character of the fruit to express itself with minimal guidance'.
True to this philosophy, the 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon received enough French oak barrel aging to provide the wine a rich, supple mouth feel and a hint of toastiness. The wine delivers concentrated fruit providing layer after layer of intense fruit flavors like plum and black cherry with an earthy caramel essence.
The backbone of the Cabernet Sauvignon is the fruit we harvested from our Rock Cairn vineyard, 32 acres uniquely nestled in the western hills of Oakville. Rock Cairn was a name given the hill surrounding the vineyard by the Native Americans who traveled the Valley long before a grapevine was ever planted. During their trading treks, the Native Americans would travel over the hill and deposit a small rock on a cairn, saying a prayer for safe travel.